I took shots of an old fence recently with my DSLR (digital single lens reflex camera) and my iPhone, and here are the results. This first image was shot with the DSLR:
Here’s the iPhone shot:
Interesting, huh? To be fair, they were taken on different days, and the sun was hitting the ivy in a nicer way when I used the iPhone. But I think I prefer the iPhone shot. If you’re just getting into photography, my advice is to not spend a lot of money on gear. Practice composition and lighting with a cheaper camera first. You can buy a better camera and lenses later.
Henri Cartier-Bresson, considered the father of photojournalism, used a Leica rangefinder and one lens, a 50mm, for almost all of his life’s work.